Education: Report Card

¶ After questioning 1200 colleges and universities with teacher-training courses, the National Education Association reported that the supply of new high-school teachers has been steadily dropping at an alarming rate: since 1950 the number has been cut 41.7%. Among the fields hardest hit: mathematics, down 50.6%; science in general, down 56.3%. Meanwhile, said the N.E.A., U.S. elementary schools need 85,000 new teachers. The number they will probably get from colleges and universities this June: only 45,000.

¶ In Washington, D.C. School Superintendent Hobart M. Corning announced that the nation's capital would waste no time obeying the U.S. Supreme Court decision...

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